Thunder Switch Pick And Rolls Involving LeBron James

The Thunder chipped away at the Heat’s lead at the end of the first half, and one way they did it was by switching pick and rolls involving LeBron James. Serge Ibaka ultimately picked up James on these switches, and while the matchup isn’t optimal, he did bother James a bit with his length.

In a lot of ways, the strategy is reminiscent of the one Miami used to slow Boston’s offense in the Eastern Conference Finals. By switching, the Thunder bait James into going one-on-one, which bogs down the offense.

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